Council bulk-buy program run with councils associated with EAGA
The Solar Suburbs Program was one of the very first examples of Solar Power bulk buy schemes in Victoria. The program was developed and delivered by EnviroGroup and a number of Councils associated with the Eastern Action for Greenhouse Alliance (EAGA). The success of this program acted as a demonstration project for other council bulk-buy programs, which are now quite common throughout Victoria.
The councils associated with EAGA include Boroondara City Council, Whitehorse City Council, Maroondah City Council, Yarra Ranges Council, Knox City Council and Monash City Council. EnviroGroup was selected as the preferred supplier through a competitive tender process, as we were recognised as providing the best service and most cost effective products available on the market.
A highly successful advertising campaign and workshop series resulted in 2000 program registrations and over 500 solar electricity installations during the program’s one year period – despite original expectations of only 150 participants.
The system comprises
- 80kW Roof Mounted Solar System
- 320 x 250W Yingli Panels
- 5 x SMA TRIPOWER Invertors